2020 National Conference Program
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
12 – 1 p.m.
1 – 1:45 p.m.
Navigating Life During the Pandemic
John Register, Board of Directors – Moderator
Leslie Green, Support Group Leader
Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP, John Hopkins University
Andrew Sperling, NAMI
The current environment has brought on many obstacles. Our panel of experts will address challenges around social isolation, depression, anxiety and trauma. Experts will discuss options for support and resources that can help combat some of the issues we are facing during these challenging times.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Living with Your Level of Limb Loss Sessions
Each session in this series is tailored to the unique needs of individuals with particular levels of limb loss or limb difference. Each session will give an overview of rehabilitation issues and unique considerations for your level of limb loss, followed by ample time for discussion. Please bring your questions and expertise!
Ronnie Dickson, Denise Hoffmann
Melissa DeChellis, Mike Procop
Mike Benning, Melanie Waldman
- Hemipelvectomy/Hip Disarticulation
Matthew Luetke, CPO; Diana Jordan; Matt Branch
- Bilateral Above-Knee
Yvonne Llanes, Matthew Brewer
- Bilateral Below-Knee
Leslie Green, Aristotle “Todd” Domingo
Mike St. Onge, Leann Carr
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
These sessions are facilitated discussion groups designed to address issues about confidence, self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, body image and other issues, challenges, and experiences that are helpful to living life and accessing support. Please attend the session that is most appropriate for you.
- Men’s Roundtable
Travis Ricks, Reggie Showers
- Women’s Roundtable
Mona Patel, Nancy Snyder
- Pediatric/Youth/Family Roundtable
Colleen Coulter, Rebecca Hernandez, Jen Reeves, Jordan Simpson
- Young Adults (18-25 years old)
Alexandra Capellini, Samuel Rossiello
- LGBTQIA+ Roundtable
Rex Burrus, Jennifer Wagner
- Caregiver Roundtable
Farhad Ostovari, PT, DPT, CBIS, Carol Downing
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Time
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Cause-Specific Discussion Groups
Each session in this series is tailored to the unique needs of individuals based on cause of limb loss or limb difference. We are a welcoming and diverse community. These sessions allow an opportunity to connect with others who have a shared underlying condition or life experience. Please attend the session that feels most appropriate.
- Diabetes/Vascular Roundtable Discussion
Lisa Sewell, Kevin Van Why
- Trauma Roundtable Discussion
Zach Sherman, Katie Moreno
- Cancer Roundtable Discussion
Jonathan Cowley, Maeve Smart, Maureen Smart
- Congenital Limb Difference Roundtable Discussion
Katie Wells, Ricky Moore
- Infectious Diseases (e.g. sepsis, MRSA, meningitis, etc) Roundtable Discussion
Mike St. Onge, Nikki Grace, Vala Hallgrimson
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Let’s hang out, but virtually! Join a table or work the room and get a chance to connect with other participants, meet up with old friends, or get to know new ones. Networking tip: Be a good listener. It’s just as important to be a good listener as it is a clear communicator.
Get Fit with Yoga: A Body, Mind and Spirit Workout
Marsha Danzig, MEd, RYT 500
Enjoy yoga any time during the conference with one of the three recorded yoga sessions by Marsha Danzig. Find the follow-along session that is right for you. This is yoga for all bodies! Danzig is a certified instructor who will demonstrate sequences with modifications to accommodate skill level and level of limb loss. Bring your breath and smile.
You will be able to access the exhibit hall at any time during the conference. However, to ensure you don’t have to choose between a session and chatting with exhibitors, we have established unobstructed exhibit hall hours. Make sure to visit exhibitors during those times to chat with the team at the booth and ask questions about products and services. You will also be able to set up appointments with exhibitors and incorporate those appointments in your daily schedule!